This is a small project I first began purely for myself, but the discussions on the Steam Forums about modding A:I have been fun enough, and seeing the lack of modders and mods out for A:I made me want to try and set an example, if people would follow with more better quality content than I could ever produce.
If you wish to try out some modding, here´s a handy guide.

Idea is this:
I wished to try my hand at slightly tweaking the Alien AI to have wider ranges in stalking, patrolling, taking breaks, because it seemed like a good way to at least simulate more unpredictability, of when and where the alien will pop up.
The different files in the Alienconfigs folder and the DifficultySettings folder inside the DATA folder have just those things.

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A year has gone by.

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During this last year I haven't played Alien: Isolation that much, and I've had some health issues zapping most energy out of me as well, but the game still remains as one of my favourites, and I do see myself maybe trying to play it again just for the sake of the anniversary.

I really don't have any active plans for modding, after releasing my mod I've mainly been content with it, there have been minor tweaks to suit my own preferences, and I did have a project of trying to edit the senses but it didn't go too well, there is definitely work that can be done, but nothing too elegant and would consume a lot of time and effort.

Maybe I'll return to that later.

But for now I really want to thank you all for the support and kind words, it is gratifying to see many enjoying the mod and finding new joy in the game, and that is what modding is all about.

There hasn't been too much negative feedback on the mod in the past year, the major one I've heard is the same one I predicted and feared about; that giving the alien more freedom will mean more sparse, occasionally rare encounters, and to some that is a good thing that can enhance the horror, to others a bad thing. I always knew this mod would be aimed at the demographic who felt the alien encounters were a bit too forced in the original game, and I'm glad I've managed to create something they seem to enjoy.

I'd also like to thank MattFiler, who has been dedicated to modding the game and has never lost hope, his hard work and determination is an inspiration to watch, I wish him even more success in the future!

(Do check out the progress MattFiler has made, like recently adding textures into the game.)

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Guest
Guest

ello. Can I apply this mod to a game in progress?

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somethingelse666 Creator
somethingelse666

Yes, works just fine, see the comments on the main download also for user confirmation, but it worked in my testing sessions from saves.

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bambosze_babuni
bambosze_babuni

This mod saved the game for me. Thank you so much

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Guest
Guest

Hey. I have a question. If I have already completed half of the game, can I set this mode? or do I need to install this mod at the beginning of the game history?

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somethingelse666 Creator
somethingelse666

Works just fine mid campaign.

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JennyWakeman1903.exe
JennyWakeman1903.exe

This should have been in the game since day 1

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Guest
Guest

would this work on Nightmare Difficulty

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somethingelse666 Creator
somethingelse666

Yes, but I did very small changes in Nightmare, so expect it to play more like vanilla hard.

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Guest
Guest

This is the way the game was ment to be, really. You have dome a awesome job. Thanks.

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penumbra1979
penumbra1979

Well, I know this game will be considered "old" to some people now. I just wanted to put my two cents in for anyone who is considering downloading the mod. So just a little background... I've played this game through now twice. The first time was on Normal "unmodded". My second playthrough was also on Normal but with this mod. Now I do know there are scripted events in this game where the Alien is gonna just flop down from a vent in front of you. There is nothing you can do about that. I can definitely tell though that this mod works. There were certain areas in my first playthrough without the mod. Where I was in, I will call a "free roam" area for the Alien. He was literally up my *** for too long and it was annoying or caused unavoidable deaths because he was so close. I didn't feel like I was cheating with this mod either. It just felt like the Alien was more random. Which actually made a second playthrough scarier. This mod doesn't make it so you can just run all over the place and make a bunch of noise. The Alien will still be close enough most of the time to hear you. I would even recommend that someone use this mod for their first playthrough. This game should be played more than once anyway. Each time you play your encounters with the Alien will be varied and this mod will make it even more enjoyable.

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How the original game should have been! Don't play the game without this mod!
It's so much more realistic and tension.

Since the Alien come more sporadic and walks around the Sevastopol not just close to where you are you can allow the tension to build up between each encounter.

If you play without this mad the Alien will stay around you way too much and you get bored of it and it's not even scary after a while.

Feb 4 2016 by tommacool

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